“Do people think that they will be left alone because they say: ‘We believe,’ and will not be tested…” (29):2

After 6 years of being Muslim, walhamdulillah, I’m beginning to understand what true patience is. It is having patience at the onset of calamity. It is knowing that if you believe your affair is good no matter what. Patience and gratitude are essential in getting through a calamity. Verily, only Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala can relieve you of it.

Patience is being at a point in your life where you stop trying to fight the Qadr of Allah because you realize you were never fighting it in the first place. You were just being disobedient because Allah has told you numerous time that He does what He Wills. So while you thought you were being self-sufficient… you weren’t.

Islam is growth. And you’ll know your growing when the non-muslims around you have a problem with the things that you do and say. When you had an alliance with them they were okay, but the moment you begin to establish some islamic character and start to dissociate yourself with them and rely upon the people of Qur’an was-Sunnah, their feathers are ruffled.

But strive on. This life is temporary. Know that La ilaha illalaah. To him we belong and to Him we shall return. Constantly remind yourself that you were created to worship Allah and that the goal is to be among the ‘Awliyah of Allah ta’ala. Look at all the things around you and know that Allah defends those who believe. And most importantly, don’t stop repenting. You can never do enough of it. Fear for your sins and hope for His Mercy.

Qadrullaahi wa maa shaa’a fa ala.